News Archives:
Historic Buhl Planetarium
Equipment, Artifacts and Building
A.D. 2005

News Reports: Preface

Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss News *** News of Astronomy, Space, and other Sciences

News Releases, Notices *** Public Statements *** Correspondence

Archive: Graham's Corner Weblog Column (Published Each Weekend)

Annual News Updates *** News Archives Master Index

Articles From the "Forum" Column of The Planetarian,
Quarterly Journal of the International Planetarium Society

News Regarding Friends of the Zeiss Efforts to Have
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
Designated as a Historic Landmark
December of 2004 through Summer of 2005

Excerpt: Buhl Foundation Annual Report, 2004-2005
Including paragraph regarding historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

News Regarding the Redevelopment of the Carrie Furnace property,
in the Boroughs of Rankin and Swissvale, Pennsylvania,
formerly of U.S. Steel Corp. [successor to Carnegie Steel Co.];
Possible New Home to Former Buhl Planetarium Mural
2005 June to Present

News Regarding Proposal to Build Recreation Center In North Side City Park

News Regarding Conversion of Pittsburgh's Last Major Hometown Department Store (Kaufmann's)
to a Macy's Department Store. Money from the Boggs and Buhl Department Store,
closed in 1958, built Buhl Planetarium in 1939.


Friends of the Zeiss Internet Listservers/E-Mail Lists (3) --
PittsburghFree.Net

Members' Listserver [FOTZ] (begun 2005 June 21):
General Information *** Message Archives

Listserver for Employees & Volunteers from the original Buhl Planetarium
[BPstaff] (begun 2005 Aug. 6):
General Information *** Message Archives

News Media Listserver [FOTZnews] (begun 2005 July 11):
General Information *** Message Archives

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ALSO - Web Site & E-Mail Group of the South Hills Backyard Astronomers [SHBAstronomers]
(Organization Founded 1973; List Begun 2003 Nov. 13) -- Hosted by Yahoo! Groups


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Buhl Planetarium/Friends of the Zeiss News

Articles From the "Forum" Column of The Planetarian,
Quarterly Journal of the International Planetarium Society

News Regarding Friends of the Zeiss Efforts to Have
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
Designated as a Historic Landmark
December of 2004 through Summer of 2005

Excerpt: Buhl Foundation Annual Report, 2004-2005
Including paragraph regarding historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

News Regarding the Redevelopment of the Carrie Furnace property,
in the Boroughs of Rankin and Swissvale, Pennsylvania,
formerly of U.S. Steel Corp. [successor to Carnegie Steel Co.];
Possible New Home to Former Buhl Planetarium Mural
2005 June to Present

2005 September 14: Current news articles about proposed "North Shore Connector" rapid transit extension
project, which could include demolition of a warehouse currently storing historic
Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts, including the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

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* 2005 December - Winter Quarter - Reflections,
Quarterly Publication of the
Mount Wilson Observatory Association
The Amazing Mister Carnegie By Marilyn Morgan
Good biography of Andrew Carnegie,
with concentration on his scientific philanthropy,
particularly related to the founding and development of the
Carnegie Institution of Washington and
Mount Wilson Observatory.

* 2005 Dec. 29 - MOON DELAYS 2006 BY ONE SECOND

* 2005 Dec. 2 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Historian knew his architecture locally and worldwide
Obituary of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
Architectural Historian Walter C. Kidney. Among his many
accomplishments, he prepared the documents for historic
designation of five Carnegie Library branches in 2004 and
strongly supported the historic designation of
Buhl Planetarium in 2005.

* 2005 Dec. 1 - Plans to reassemble and use
historic Zeiss III Planetarium Projector,
in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which was dismantled
and stored in 1996.

* 2005 Nov. 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m. - Urban Planning Meeting at
original Buhl Planetarium
, regarding planning for some
North Side Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Meeting [sponsored
by the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's
Urban Design Lab
], which is free-of-charge to the public,
will be held in the lower level Bowdish Gallery [now called
"The Theater" by the Children's Museum] of the original
Buhl Planetarium building; enter building through the entrance
of the Children's Museum's new "Nightlight Building."

* 2005 Nov. 1 - Observation Report of Partial Eclipse of Moon

2005 October 17:
Observer: Professor Francis G. Graham, Kent State University
(also Founder of the American Lunar Society and
Steering Committee member, Friends of the Zeiss)
Location: Beall Hall, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
(Beall Hall: 285 degrees Azimuth;
Moonset was at 283 degrees Azimuth)
Photograph: Part of Moon in Umbra, shortly after U1 contact.

* 2005 Oct. 25 - Asset District Board hears appeals to initial funding allocations
"Others seeking more money included the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the African American Cultural Center and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh."

* 2005 Oct. 25 - News Release:
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM SHOWS DISINTEREST WHEN RAD
POINTS-OUT HIGH ADMINISTRATION & DEPRECIATION COSTS

* 2005 Oct. 19 - Last Titan Rocket Blasts Off; an Era Ends

* 2005 Oct. 16 - Historical Society marks 200th birthday of Buhl House today with open house
Family home of Henry Buhl, Jr., of whom Buhl Planetarium is named.

2005 Oct. 10 - Ruth Ann Dailey: Unwelcoming underpasses are finally to get lighting on the North Side.
"Many millions also have been raised to build, save or expand other landmarks just north of the highways, including the Children's Museum, National Aviary, Buhl Planetarium and Hazlett Theater."

* 2005 Sept. 17 - Chatham Village gets historic designation: National Historic Landmark.
Financed in the 1930s by the Buhl Foundation.

* 2005 Sept. 14 - South Hills Backyard Astronomers Alert:
Auroras may be visible in night sky due to large Sunspot group

* 2005 September 14: Current news articles about proposed "North Shore Connector" rapid transit extension
project, which could include demolition of a warehouse currently storing historic
Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts, including the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2005 Sept. 7:
Curtain goes up on RAD cultural funding By Bill Zlatos
"The (RAD) board praised the financial progress of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts while questioning the finances of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh."

* 2005 August 30 - News Release:
Children's Museum Attempts Attracting Early Teens To Boost Revenue
Better Way to Increase Attendance: Return Historic Buhl Planetarium Artifacts

* 2005 July 7 - Beware the Mars Hoax

* 2005 August 25 - 170 Years Ago...The Great Moon Hoax of 1835!

Link 1 *** Link 2

* 2005 JULY 26 - News Release:
PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY DESIGNATES BUHL PLANETARIUM A HISTORIC LANDMARK;
AMERICA'S SPACE SHUTTLE RETURNS TO SPACE WITHIN SAME HOUR

* Summer Solstice Questions and Answers for 2005 June 21:
What is the significance of the "Summer Solstice?
Why do our days get longer until June 21, then they get shorter?

* 2005 June 20 - NASA:
Moon Illusion: Why does the Moon look so large when it is low in the sky?

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Public Hearing Before the Council of the City of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss)
2005 July 13

Media Coverage

Official City Hearing Notice *** Public Notice *** News Release

From the Pittsburgh City Paper - 2005 July 13:
Hope Springs More Than Eternal for Buhl Advocate
Writer: CHARLIE DEITCH
[Note one typo in the article: In the first sentence "June 13" should be "July 13."]

Media attendance at hearing: Ed Blazina of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Jeff Check of WDUQ-FM 90.5 MHz [National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate]. Glenn A. Walsh was interviewed, after the hearing, by Mr. Check for WDUQ.

Other media coverage: News item about the upcoming hearing aired on All-News Radio KQV-AM 1410 KHz during morning drive-time [Glenn A. Walsh heard it at about 8:25 a.m. (EDST)] on Wednesday morning, July 13, 2005.

General Public Hearing Attendance

City Council: Gene Ricciardi (President of Council), James Motznick (President Pro Tempore of Council), Luke Ravenstahl (represents District 1 - Pittsburgh's North Side), Bill Peduto (Chairman of Council's Committee on General Services, Technology and the Arts, responsible for City lands and buildings).

City Clerk's Staff: Mary Beth (Bea) Doheny (Deputy City Clerk), legal stenographer (contracted).

Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh: Michael Eversmeyer (Chairman of Commission), Angelique Bamberg (Historic Preservation Planner), Maria Burgwin (Commission Staff Member).

Neither the official owner of the Buhl Planetarium building (the City of Pittsburgh, represented by the City Administration), nor the current tenant of the building (the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh) sent a representative to this public hearing.

Ms. Bamberg presented a short synopsis of the history of Buhl Planetarium, to City Council, as well as the official recommendation of the Historic Review Commission supporting (by a unanimous vote) the designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science as a City-Designated Historic Structure. Mr. Eversmeyer also made a short statement regarding the Commission's affirmative recommendation for the historic nomination of Buhl Planetarium.

There was a short discussion regarding the fact that the City Administration (which administers ownership of the building for the City of Pittsburgh) had never taken an official position on the historic nomination, and, in fact, no administration official had attended any of the previous public hearings (three public hearings before the Historic Review Commission and one public hearing before the City Planning Commission). Ms. Bamberg said that the City Administration usually allows the public process, for each historic nomination, to go forward so the public's reaction to each nomination receives the most attention. Councilman Jim Motznick commented that, considering that there had been four previous public hearings over the last six months on this issue, the City Administration had ample opportunity to make its views public; hence, it must be assumed that the Administration does not object to the nomination.

Although the Children's Museum did not send a representative to this public hearing, Chris Siefert, Project Director for the Children's Museum, had testified at the February 2 hearing before the Historic Review Commission that the Children's Museum supports the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

At the July 13 hearing, City Council President Gene Ricciardi publicly announced his support for the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Verbal Statements

(In actual order of speaking) Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Cynthia Dietrich, Harry Liller, Walter Kidney (Architectural Historian on behalf of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation), Yvonne F. Brown, and Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer).
(Note: The official printed speakers' list was not followed completely. And, in fact, even though Mr. Smith had been the first person to pre-register to speak, his name was missing from the official speakers' list! Here is the order of speakers, from the official speakers' list: Harry Liller, Cynthia Dietrich, Walter Kidney, Yvonne F. Brown, and Glenn A. Walsh.)

All spoke in support of the original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science being declared a City-Designated Historic Structure. No one spoke in opposition to the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Letters of Support Also Submitted to Pittsburgh City Council (attached to Mr. Walsh's prepared text):

Marguerite Atria *** Nan Cattell *** Kirk Davies *** Francis G. Graham *** Wayne E. Gondella

Walter Kidney
(Architectural Historian on behalf of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation)

Truman P. Kohman *** Cyane Lowden *** Jordan Marche *** Clark C. McClelland *** Barry M. Mitnick

Pat O'Hare *** Virginia Peden *** Stephen D. Pietzak *** Gregg Podnar *** George E. Reder, II

Katherine Roolf *** Yuri A. Saito-Loftus *** Richard Sanderson *** David Topper

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From MSNBC.COM - 2005 July 13, 2:49 p.m. ET:
NASA calls off shuttle launch
Faulty fuel tank sensor, not weather, causes postponement

By Alan Boyle, Science editor

* Summer Solstice Questions and Answers for 2005 June 21:
What is the significance of the "Summer Solstice?
Why do our days get longer until June 21, then they get shorter?

* 2005 June 20 - NASA:
Moon Illusion: Why does the Moon look so large when it is low in the sky?

From New Scientist Magazine (NewScientist.com news service) - 2005 June 14:
Most Earth-like exoplanet yet is discovered By Hazel Muir

California & Carnegie Planet Search Project discovers smallest planet yet found outside of Earth's Solar System.

From "Forum" column of the Planetarian - 2005 June,
Quarterly Journal of the International Planetarium Society -
"Forum" question for this issue:
Question: How realistic is President Bush's new Space Initiative? Will astronaut safety issues hold NASA back from achieving the initiative's stated goals of establishing a base on the Moon and Mars, or will it forge ahead and view this as its new reason for being, for which the Agency has been searching these last few decades?
Answer of Glenn A. Walsh, Planetarium Lecturer 1988-1991, original Buhl Planetarium, Pittsburgh
Answer includes argument for aggressive, manned, commercial space program.
Other "Forum" Articles From The Planetarian

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 8:
North Side theater grant approved

$1 million State grant accepted by City for renovation of Hazlett Theatre in Carnegie Hall on the North Side, near Buhl Planetarium.

From The Daily News, McKeesport PA - 2005 June 7:
Revenue up for RAD in first quarter By Patrick Cloonan

Includes discussion regarding continuing deficits of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, in second-to-last paragraph.

Public Notice - 2005 May 26:
Solar Eclipse Reports Web Page: Hybrid Total/Annular Solar Eclipse of 2005 April 8
Observed as Very Slight Partial Solar Eclipse at Christine Alley Observatory, East Pittsburgh PA
Chief Observer: Francis G. Graham, Kent State University Professor of Physics and Astronomy
and Friends of the Zeiss Steering Committee member

Public Notice - 2005 May 23:
New Book: Theaters of Time and Space
American Planetaria, 1930-1970

By Jordan D. MarchÈ II

Discusses the beginning of planetarium theaters in America, with some emphasis on the first five major American planetaria built in the 1930s, including Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

Ten Years Ago ... - 2005 May 18:
Discussion of the events surrounding the 1995 May 18 public hearing before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding the proposed sale of historic Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 18:
Hillenbrand to lead Carnegie By Kurt Shaw, Tribune-Review Art Critic

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 18:
Committed to culture: New director David Hillenbrand has high hopes for Carnegie Museums
By Johnna A. Pro

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 13:
State grant benefits North Side theater By Tony LaRussa
Regarding Hazlett Theatre in Carnegie Hall, next to Buhl Planetarium.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 12:
Bubbling with ideas By Allison M. Heinrichs
NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke gives autograph to sixth-grade award winner.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 11:
Former Bayer exec to head Carnegie
Worked in Pittsburgh for eight years

By Marylynne Pitz
New President chosen for Carnegie Institute/Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 11:
State pledges funds for Hazlett Theater renovations
By Marylynne Pitz
Regarding Hazlett Theatre in Carnegie Hall, next to Buhl Planetarium.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 5:
Space station astronaut gives pupils the view from the top
By M. Ferguson Tinsley
NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke visits Word of God Elementary School. Swissvale PA.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 5:
Astronaut Fincke brings space station tales home for the young
By Laura Pace
NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke visits Neil Armstrong Middle School, Bethel Park PA.

From The Almanac of Pittsburgh's South Hills - 2005 May 4:
Astronaut talks of life in space By Lori Humphreys
NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke visits Neil Armstrong Middle School, Bethel Park PA.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 4:
Historic designation OK'd for Buhl building (By Violet Law)
Sixth News Brief [of 22 News Briefs] on web page.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 April 27:
Awards for Excellence announced By Ron DaParma

Annual awards ceremony, sponsored by The Carnegie Science Center; conducted in The Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. Emsworth, Pennsylvania native and NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits his visits to the original Buhl Planetarium for his decision to become an astronaut, delivered the keynote address at the 2005 April 27 event.

Solar Eclipse Report - 2005 April 9:
Partial Solar Eclipse: 2005 April 8 - Christine Alley Observatory, East Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Observer: Francis G. Graham
Kent State University Professor & Friends of the Zeiss Steering Committee member

From Science News On-Line - 2005 March 26:
Alien Light: Extrasolar planets are detected in new way Ron Cowen
Regards research looking for new planets orbiting other stars,
partally supported by the Carnegie Institution of Washington (D.C.).

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 23:
Scholars reconstructing dinosaur at K.C.'s Union Station
Planetarium also recently reopened.
By The Associated Press

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 19:
TV Notes: Crawley's 'Cat Poems'
Last paragraph: Astronaut Mike Fincke on Star Trek

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 17:
Weekly Column - "You Had to Ask !"
What's inside the dome on top of the Keenan Building located on the corner of Seventh and Liberty Downtown?
It looks like a prime spot for a loft apartment, or a mad scientist's laboratory.

Question submitted by: Mike Orban (who had been Manager of the Miniature Railroad and Village
at the original Buhl Planetarium), Allison Park
Writer: CHRIS POTTER

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 17:
Science author connects with children without being 'teachy'
By Karen MacPherson

From "Forum" column of the Planetarian - 2005 March,
Quarterly Journal of the International Planetarium Society -
"Forum" question for this issue:

What are your favorite constellations to point out during a live sky tour and why? How do you describe them to your audience in a way that's different from the norm?
Answer of Glenn A. Walsh, Planetarium Lecturer 1988-1991, original Buhl Planetarium, Pittsburgh
Other "Forum" Articles From The Planetarian

From StarTrek.com - 2005 March 10:
Production Report: Final Enterprise Episode Wraps

International Space Station Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium for his interest in becoming an astronaut, will play an engineer on the scheduled [for broadcast in May] final episode of the UPN Television series, Star Trek: Enterprise. In Pittsburgh, the program airs weekly at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday on WNPA-TV 19; at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday on WWCP-TV 8 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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Primary Public Hearing Before the
Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science,
Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss
2005 March 2

Meeting Agenda

Friends of the Zeiss Attendance:

Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer), Cynthia Dietrich, and Harry Liller; all testified. Also, Katherine Roolf and Marguerite Atria, who could not attend the hearing, submitted letters of testimony.

Chris Siefert, Project Director of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh attended hearing, but did not testify.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Glenn A. Walsh: Statement Text *** Large-Print Version

Letters of Testimony: Katherine Roolf *** Marguerite Atria

Media Coverage:

Two actualities, from March 1 interview with Glenn A. Walsh by KQV-AM 1410 City Hall beat reporter Elaine Effort, broadcast throughout March 2 on KQV-AM 1410 Newsradio.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 2:
North Side
Historic status eyed for planetarium
(Fourth news story on web page with eight regional news briefs.)

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From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 2:
North Side
Historic status eyed for planetarium
(Fourth news story on web page with eight regional news briefs.)


News Regarding Conversion of Pittsburgh's Last Major Hometown Department Store
(Kaufmann's) to a Macy's Department Store.

Money from the Boggs and Buhl Department Store, closed in 1958, built Buhl Planetarium in 1939.

Henry Buhl, Jr., co-founder of the Boggs and Buhl Department Store in
Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh's North Side), created the bequest to form
the Buhl Foundation which funded construction of The Buhl Planetarium and
and Institute of Popular Science
in 1939 and funded operations until 1982.

See also letter to Federated Chairman Terry J. Lundgren.

Schooley, Tim. "Birmingham Towers owner facing foreclosure."
Pittsburgh Business Times 2012 Sept. 6.
The Birmingham Tower office building on South 21st Street, South Side, was once the warehouse for Gimbel Brothers Department Store.

Rosenblum, Charles. "Weighing two redevelopment options for the same parcel of Downtown land." Column: Architecture.
Pittsburgh City Paper 2012 July 18.
Regarding a proposal to demolish the former Frank and Seder Department Store building (across Smithfield Street from the original Downtown Kaufmann's flagship department store, now Macy's, Department Store), to build a 33-story office tower.

Belko, Mark. "URA, city parking board will shape former Saks site."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 July 11.
A plan to convert the former Saks Fifth Avenue department store on Smithfield Street into a public parking garage is a step closer to reality.

Belko, Mark. "PNC to purchase vacant Lord & Taylor building in Downtown Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 July 3.
PNC Bank will purchase the former landmark headquarters of Mellon Bank, which for a short time was used as a Lord and Taylor Department Store, for bank office use.

Belko, Mark. "Oxford Development needs to reel in major tenant before building Downtown office tower."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 July 3.
A proposal to demolish the former Frank and Seder Department Store building (across Smithfield Street from the original Downtown Kaufmann's flagship department store, now Macy's, Department Store), to build a 33-story office tower.

Yagello Takach, Carole. "Local Dispatch: Saks was the place she learned how to shop with style."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 May 9.
Saks Fifth Avenue closes department store in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Uricchio, Marylynn. "WhoWhatWhereWHY: The closing of Saks Fifth Avenue." Commentary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 May 9.

Belko, Mark. "Saks to close Downtown on March 17, sale begins."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 March 12.

"Fire guts several historical buildings in Vincennes, Indiana territory capital in early 1800s."
Chicago Tribune/AP On-Line 2011 Dec. 18.
WTHI-TV and WFIE-TV report the Old Gimbel Corner Antiques building on Main Street in the former Indiana capital caught fire around 9 p.m. Saturday and spread to other buildings.

Pitz, Marylynne. "Author Michael Lisicky recalls glory days of Gimbels."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Dec. 12.
The author will discuss his third book, "Gimbels Has It!" as part of the WritersLIVE series on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the main Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.
More info:
** "Fire guts several historical buildings in Vincennes, Indiana territory capital in early 1800s."
Chicago Tribune/AP On-Line 2011 Dec. 18.
WTHI-TV and WFIE-TV report the Old Gimbel Corner Antiques building on Main Street in the former Indiana capital caught fire around 9 p.m. Saturday and spread to other buildings.
** Korol, Paul S. "Boggs & Buhl Department Store, once a North Side institution."
Pittsburgh Senior News 2004 December.

O'Neill, Brian. "Saks and the city: the end of the affair." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Oct. 13.

Belko, Mark. "Saks Fifth Avenue to close Downtown store."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Oct. 5.

Leonard, Kim. "Saks Fifth Avenue closing Downtown store."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Oct. 5.

Leonard, Kim. "Macy's to shrink retail space again."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Sept. 20.

Belko, Mark. "Macy's shrinking its Downtown retail space."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Sept. 20.

Belko, Mark. "Seeking to keep Saks Downtown, local leaders may seek state money for upgrades."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Aug. 18.

Kalson, Sally. "The end of WDUQ." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 June 26. I understand why jazz fans are mad, but I'm looking forward to more news.
This isn't the first time local audiences have felt deserted by broadcasters -- remember WAMO, WQEX, talk radio with Lynn Cullen and Doug Hoerth?
New call letters have yet to be assigned. It may take awhile to grow comfortable with a new handle, but if we can get used to Kaufmann's clock on the Macy's building, we can get used anything.

Prentiss, Kathy. "The PG should do more reporting on Macy's plans." Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Aug. 3.
Last of six letters on web page.

Belko, Mark. "Several Downtown Pittsburgh landmarks up for sale."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 July 23.

Belko, Mark. "Macy's puts Downtown building on the market."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 June 30.

"Even with a sale, Macy's plans to continue to use the building as a store, although there's a chance it could end up using fewer floors for retail operations, spokesman Jim Sluzewski said."
Spatter, Sam. "Macy's puts historic Downtown building up for sale."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2010 June 30.
"Our initial goal is to sell the building and then lease back the space we need for a store and offices," said Sluzewski. "The other alternative is to lease the unused space, or underused space in the building to another party or parties."

Lindeman, Teresa F. "Macy's affected by economic slowdown."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Oct. 10.

Leonard, Kim. "FAO Schwarz brings luxe offerings to area Macy's."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 10.

Leonard, Kim. "Macy's infuses stores with local flavor."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Sept. 17.

Lord, Rich. "City renames street corner to honor Kaufmann family."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 13.

Lord, Rich. "Kaufmann's Downtown store memorialized with street sign."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Aug. 12.

Lindeman, Teresa F. "Boscov's move puts mall competition at risk."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 6.

Lindeman, Teresa F. "Bankrupt Boscov's closing 2 local stores."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 5.

"Boscov's closing South Hills Village, Monroeville stores."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Aug. 4.

Reed Ward, Paula. "Obituary: Alvin B. Kingsley / Executive, merchandise manager for Kaufmann's."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 July 27.

* Stouffer, Rick. "Macy's move a boon for 'Burgh."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Feb. 7.

* Lindeman, Teresa F. "Macy's to cut 2,300 jobs in massive restructuring."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 7.

* "Macy's cutting about 2,300 management jobs in decentralization move."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2008 Feb. 6.

Pramik, Mike. "Macy's to leave Columbus City Center."
Columbus Dispatch On-Line 2007 Sept. 19.
McCabe, Maureen. "Macy's at Columbus City Center Closing."
Blog: Discover Columbus 2007 Sept. 19.

This Macy's Department Store, formerly a Kaufmann's and originally a Marshall Field's, was located across South Third Street from the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. In the Summer of 2004, the very first Lazarus Department Store closed from its original building in Downtown. More information:
"Commentaries: COLUMBUS CITY CENTER: COLUMBUS, OH."
DeadMails.com 2005 April 1.

* 2007 May 18 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Lack of coupons clips Macy's
By Rick Stouffer and Kim Leonard

* 2007 Jan. 16 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Letters to the business editor
Time to support Macy's
VICTOR MANNO
South Fayette

* 2006 Dec. 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Loyal shoppers at ex-May stores like Kaufmann's slow to accept Macy's
Study finds people who don't shop at Macy's think its prices are too high

By Teresa F. Lindeman

* 2006 Sept. 10 - Chicago Tribune:
THE MARKETPLACE
The chaining of America

By Rex W. Huppke

* 2006 Sept. 10 - Chicago Tribune:
Macy's tries to woo shoppers on 1st day
Gift-card giveaways draw out early birds

By Sandra Jones, Tribune staff reporter.
Tribune staff reporter Liam Ford and freelance reporters Robert Channick
and Graydon Megan contributed to this report

* 2006 Sept. 10 - Chicago Sun-Times:
Protesters wear green, see red
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN

* 2006 Sept. 10 - Denver Post:
Macy's opening grand to shoppers
By Kristi Arellano

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Party ushers out Kaufmann's and welcomes Macy's
By Teresa F. Lindeman

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Parade to Macy's begins
By Kim Leonard

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Chicago Tribune:
FAREWELL TO FIELD'S
Field's green fades to red
Nostalgic shoppers snatch almost anything with the famed name and logo from shelves,
trying to stop time and buy some memories

By Sandra Jones

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Chicago Tribune/AP:
Traditionalists mourn as Chicago's venerable Marshall Field's
department store becomes Macy's

By CARLA K. JOHNSON

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Washington Post/AP:
Chicago Protests Change to Macy's
By CARLA K. JOHNSON

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Chicago Tribune:
Column by Ellen Warren, Shopping Adviser
QUIT YOUR BELLYACHING?

* 2006 Sept. 9 - Washington Post:
Era Ends With New Beginning
Transformation From Hecht's to Macy's Will Be Completed Today

By Ylan Q. Mui

* 2006 Sept. 8 - Chicago Redeye:
Field's green fades to red

Nostalgic shoppers snatch almost anything
with the famed name and logo from shelves, trying to stop time and buy some memories
By Sandra Jones Tribune staff reporter

* 2006 Sept. 8 - Chicago Tribune:
Marshall Field's last days

* 2006 Sept. 8, 2:30 p.m. EDST - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Downtown Kaufmann's officially becomes Macy's
By Teresa Lindeman

* 2006 Sept. 8 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
Best wishes: To Macy's.

* 2006 Sept. 8 - Chicago Sun-Times:
Will changing from green to red stop Macy's?
BY SANDRA GUY Business Reporter

* 2006 Sept. 7 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Shoppers' first taste of Macy's
By Kim Leonard

* 2006 Sept. 7 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Business news briefs: 9/7/06
Federated boosts Macy's

* 2006 Sept. 7 - The Columbus Dispatch/AP:
REINTRODUCTION OF MACY’S BRAND
May stores’ names disappear
Federated rolls out massive national ad campaign

By Lisa Cornwell

* 2006 Sept. 7 - Chicago Sun-Times:
Lifestyles Archive
Retailer marks Field's takeover with fashionable events
BY MAUREEN JENKINS

* 2006 Sept. 7 - Chicago Sun-Times:
Letters to the Editor
Carson's building is great architecture
ALSO: "I'll miss Field's and Carson's"
"Carson's is premier store"

* 2006 Sept. 7 - The Washington Times:
Downtown D.C. says goodbye to Hecht's
By Jen Haberkorn

* 2006 Sept. 6 - Pittsburgh Business Times:
Federated launching ad blitz for new stores

* 2006 Sept. 3 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Macy's confronts challenge of giving traditional Kaufmann's a slightly edgier feel
By Teresa F. Lindeman

* 2006 Aug. 26 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Saks wants more space, City fears retailer will go to suburbs
By Mark Belko

* 2006 Aug. 25 - Chicago Tribune:
Carson's State Street store closing
By Jim Kirk and Sandra Jones

* 2006 Aug. 25 - Chicago Tribune:
Column - Ellen Warren Shopping Adviser
Another goner on State Street

* 2006 Aug. 10 - Cincinnati Post/AP:
Reviving the department store
Federated aims to revive the genre with its Macy's gamble

By Anne D'Innocenzio

* 2006 Aug. 3 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
New Macy's is cream of the East Coast
By Elizabeth Wellington
Inquirer Fashion Writer

* 2006 Aug. 2 - Philadelphia Inquirer On-Line:
Crowd forms early for Macy’s opening this morning
By Lloylita Prout

* 2006 Aug. 2 - Philadelphia Daily News:
Editorial:
MACY'S: WANT TO KNOW THE REAL WAY TO SHOP?
OUR TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR 21st CENTURY RETAILING

* 2006 Aug. 1 - Cincinnati Enquirer:
Federated OKs Lord & Taylor sale
Local business summary

* 2006 Aug. 1 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Grand reopening, but with new store
One expert said Macy's would need to do more than just unlock the doors to get customers inside.

By Suzette Parmley

* 2006 July 28 - Philadelphia Daily News:
IN STORE

* 2006 July 27 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pittsburgh traditions to live on as Kaufmann's stores become Macy's
New owners try to retain some of local charm
By Teresa Lindeman
Pittsburgh-area Kaufmann's stores convert to Macy's with Downtown celebration Sept. 8.

* 2006 July 27 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
What's in store in Macy's makeover By Kim Leonard
Pittsburgh-area Kaufmann's stores convert to Macy's with Downtown celebration Sept. 8.

* 2006 July 26 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m.:
Macy's unveils plans for Kaufmann's locations By Kim Leonard
Pittsburgh-area Kaufmann's stores convert to Macy's with Downtown celebration Sept. 8.

* 2006 July 26 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m.:
Shopping for a brand new image By Kim Leonard
Pittsburgh-area Kaufmann's stores convert to Macy's with Downtown celebration Sept. 8.

* 2006 July 26 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Macy's to continue Kaufmann's Downtown traditions By Teresa Lindeman
Pittsburgh-area Kaufmann's stores convert to Macy's with Downtown celebration Sept. 8.

* 2006 July 26 - Chicago Tribune:
Forever Field's
Cookbook salutes past and present

By Renee Enna

* 2006 July 23 - Chicago Tribune:
Hoarding names no game
Federated keeps tight grip on dearly departed department stores to protect its star brand

By Sandra Jones

* 2006 July 13 - Chicago Tribune:
Consolidation aids department stores
Bloomberg News

* 2006 July 12 - Chicago Tribune:
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE (Letter-to-the-Editor):
Macy's ain't the same
Stan Levitz

* 2006 July 9 - Chicago Tribune:
Loyalty in an age of choices
By Mark Caro

* 2006 July 6 - Chicago Tribune:
Name vanishing but memories remain
By Columnist Mike Downey

* 2006 July 2 - Chicago Tribune:
In name only
LOVE MEANS NEVER HAVING TO SAY MACY'S
By Columnist Leah Eskin

* 2006 May 31 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Letter: Malls ended era
(Fourth of five Letters-to-the-Editor)

* 2006 May 30 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Letters (2): Bring back the light show in its former glory
At the former John Wanamaker Department Store and
Strawbridge's warranty (Second letter of five)

* 2006 May 23 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
A Center City style fades away
Strawbridge and closure. The last of the old genteel giants fades into history today.

By Dianna Marder

* 2006 May 23 - WPVI-TV 6, Philadelphia:
Philly Loses Strawbridge's

* 2006 May 11 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Say hello to Macy's Sept. 9 By Kim Leonard
Pittsburgh-area Kaufmann's stores convert to Macy's Sept. 9.

* 2006 April 5 - Philadelphia Weekly:
Buy Curious
For two months this summer, Center City will lack an upscale department store.

by Daniel McQuade

* 2006 March 28 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
A revival for Strawbridge store?
Center City retail boom bodes well for the site at Eighth and Market

By Henry J. Holcomb

* 2006 March 26 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Advertisers' woes spill over onto newspapers By Stacey Burling

* 2006 March 24 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Changing Skyline | Dignified Strawbridge's deserves to be preserved By Inga Saffron

* 2006 Jan. 31 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Strawbridge's countdown: Many sales, few regrets
By Thomas Ginsberg

* 2005 December 2 - Letter to Federated Department Stores, Inc. Chairman, President, and CEO Terry J. Lundgren from Glenn A. Walsh, regarding partial preservation of historic Kaufmann's Department Store name in the name of the Federated department store in Downtown Pittsburgh (Kaufmann-Macy's)

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 1:
'Kaufmann's is gone,' analyst predicts By Rick Stouffer
The Federated-May deal: Will it work?

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh -
2005 February 27: Report: Federated stores to buy May for $10.4 billion
2005 February 28: Mega buyout:
Lazarus-Macy's owner acquiring Kaufmann's parent for $11 billion

By Teresa Lindeman
2005 March 1: Kaufmann's likely to lose its name in huge department store deal
Most stores to be called Macy's
By Teresa F. Lindeman
2005 March 1: Arts groups, charities fear effects of losing Kaufmann's By Dan Fitzpatrick
2005 March 2: Letters to the editor: 3/2/05
Changing the Kaufmann's name would be a mistake
2005 March 2: Antitrust issues unlikely to thwart deal for Kaufmann's parent
By Teresa F. Lindeman
2005 March 3: Editorial:
Keep the name / To Pittsburgh, it will always be Kaufmann's
2005 March 3: Will merger save department stores?
Stylish niche shops grabbing sales from dowdy competitors

By Mackenzie Carpenter

Articles discuss end of last major Pittsburgh department store name; another major Pittsburgh department store was Boggs and Buhl, on the North Side, which closed in 1958.

* 2005 Jan. 21 - PhillyBlog.com:
Bye Bye Strawbridge's

Korol, Paul S. "Boggs & Buhl Department Store, once a North Side institution."
Pittsburgh Senior News 2004 December.


From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 22:
Children's Museum celebrates return of pendulum By Candy Williams
Foucault Pendulum returns to full operation as Children's Museum of Pittsburgh exhibit, in original 1939 installation in The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 21:
Foucault pendulum helps us get the drift of Earth's spin By Lillian Thomas
Celebration planned for 2005 February 23, regarding reinstallation of the Foucault Pendulum in Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, for display as an exhibit of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 23:
Man on a mission: Sewickley Academy graduate always wanted to go into space
By Jill Cueni-Cohen

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 21:
Back home, astronaut recalls 'great experience'
A positive attitude despite food shortages, balky equipment

By Byron Spice

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 14:
Astronaut returns home By Rick Wills

International Space Station Astronaut Mike Fincke credits original Buhl Planetarium for his decision to become an astronaut.

From the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 3:
Nomination of the Buhl Planetarium Building to be a City Historic Structure

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 3:
Oakland Square backed for historic status By Mark Belko

Includes a few paragraphs regarding the Preliminary Determination Hearing, before the Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh, for the nomination of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science to be designated a historic landmark.

From SFSU Magazine, San Francisco State University, San Francisco - Fall/Winter 2003
She Has Star Power
Planet Hunter Returns to Campus

By Jennifer Roolf
Article on Astronomer Debra Fischer, part of the the California and Carnegie Planet Search Project, partially funded by the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The article author is a former volunteer, in the mid-1980s, at Pittsburgh's Buhl Science Center [1980s "modernized" name for The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science] who is now [2005 January] taking an Astronomy class taught by Debra Fischer.

Annual News Updates for 2004 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

Critique - 2004 November 13:
Critique of newly-expanded complex, called the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Including The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building
By Glenn A. Walsh


Transit of the Planet Venus Across Image of Sun - 2004 June 8
Friends of the Zeiss sponsored the only observing session of this historic event
in Allegheny County, open to the general public, in conjunction with
the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline:

Images and Information Regarding Pittsburgh's Only Public Observing Session
of the Historic Transit of Venus - 2004 June 8, Sponsored by Friends of the Zeiss

From The Pitt News, Official Student Newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Transit lifts eyes and spirits
By Adam Fleming, Managing Editor

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Look! Up in the sky ... By Gwen Arbuckle

From the Pittsburgh Trib p.m., Pittsburgh - 2004 June 8:
Pittsburghers watch Venus cross the sun By Gwen Arbuckle
(Cover Story in Afternoon Tabloid Newspaper)

News Release - 2004 June 3:
SAFE PUBLIC VIEWING OF RARE ASTRONOMICAL EVENT WITH
8-INCH REFLECTOR TELESCOPE AT DUQUESNE INCLINE OBSERVATION DECK


News of Astronomy, Space, and other Sciences

* 2005 December - Winter Quarter - Reflections,
Quarterly Publication of the
Mount Wilson Observatory Association
The Amazing Mister Carnegie By Marilyn Morgan
Good biography of Andrew Carnegie,
with concentration on his scientific philanthropy,
particularly related to the founding and development of the
Carnegie Institution of Washington and
Mount Wilson Observatory.

* 2005 Dec. 29 - MOON DELAYS 2006 BY ONE SECOND

* 2005 Dec. 23 - CNN.com:
Hubble finds new moons, rings around Uranus

* 2005 Dec. 2 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Historian knew his architecture locally and worldwide
Obituary of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
Architectural Historian Walter C. Kidney. Among his many
accomplishments, he prepared the documents for historic
designation of five Carnegie Library branches in 2004 and
strongly supported the historic designation of
Buhl Planetarium in 2005.

* 2005 Dec. 1 - Plans to reassemble and use
historic Zeiss III Planetarium Projector,
in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which was dismantled
and stored in 1996.

* 2005 Nov. 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m. - Urban Planning Meeting at
original Buhl Planetarium
, regarding planning for some
North Side Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Meeting [sponsored
by the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's
Urban Design Lab
], which is free-of-charge to the public,
will be held in the lower level Bowdish Gallery [now called
"The Theater" by the Children's Museum] of the original
Buhl Planetarium building; enter building through the entrance
of the Children's Museum's new "Nightlight Building."

* 2005 Nov. 1 - Observation Report of Partial Eclipse of Moon

2005 October 17:
Observer: Professor Francis G. Graham, Kent State University
(also Founder of the American Lunar Society and
Steering Committee member, Friends of the Zeiss)
Location: Beall Hall, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
(Beall Hall: 285 degrees Azimuth;
Moonset was at 283 degrees Azimuth)
Photograph: Part of Moon in Umbra, shortly after U1 contact.

* 2005 Oct. 31 (Halloween), Nov. 1 (All-Saints Day), Nov. 2 (All-Souls Day):
Astronomical Cross-Quarter Day of "Samhain" or "All-Hallowsmas" --

What is a "Cross-Quarter Day" ?
What is the Astronomical significance of
Halloween, All-Saints Day, and All-Souls Day?
Link 1 *** Link 2 *** Link 3 *** Link 4

* 2005 Oct. 31 - Repeat airing on the weekday radio program
"When Radio Was" [heard on radio stations across the
country including on KQV-AM 1410 in Pittsburgh at
10:00 p.m. EST and on WBBM-AM 780 in Chicago at
12:05 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 1] of historic
radio broadcast, The War of the Worlds
produced by Orson Welles, which scared many Americans
into thinking that the world was being invaded by Martians.
The first airing occurred on the night before Halloween,
Sunday, October 30, 1938 at 8:00 p.m. on the
CBS Radio Network.

* 2005 Oct. 31, 10:00 p.m. (EST) - Repeat airing [on KQV-AM 1410 in Pittsburgh] of historic radio broadcast, The War of the Worlds produced by Orson Welles, which scared many Americans into thinking that the world was being invaded by Martians. The first airing occurred on the night before Halloween, Sunday, October 30, 1938 at 8:00 p.m. on the CBS Radio Network.

* 2005 Oct. 31 - My Life with Clyde Tombaugh
[Discoverer of Planet Pluto]

* 2005 Oct. 30, 2:00 a.m. Daylight Saving Time - Daylight Saving Time ends and Standard Time returns for civil functions; clocks should be reset to display one hour earlier than Daylight Saving Time.

* 2005 Oct. 25 - Asset District Board hears appeals to initial funding allocations
"Others seeking more money included the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the African American Cultural Center and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh."

* 2005 Oct. 25 - News Release:
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM SHOWS DISINTEREST WHEN RAD
POINTS-OUT HIGH ADMINISTRATION & DEPRECIATION COSTS

* 2005 Oct. 19 - Last Titan Rocket Blasts Off; an Era Ends

* 2005 Oct. 16 - Historical Society marks 200th birthday of Buhl House today with open house
Family home of Henry Buhl, Jr., of whom Buhl Planetarium is named.

2005 Oct. 10 - Ruth Ann Dailey: Unwelcoming underpasses are finally to get lighting on the North Side.
"Many millions also have been raised to build, save or expand other landmarks just north of the highways, including the Children's Museum, National Aviary, Buhl Planetarium and Hazlett Theater."

* 2005 Oct. 4 - 500 Years Ago - Leonardo Da Vinci solved an ancient astronomical riddle: the mystery of Earthshine -- the light seen on the "dark" portion of the Moon during the crescent phases.

* 2005 Sept. 27 - E=mc2 Day - CENTENNIAL of the day Albert Einstein submitted a paper including the famous energy equation; the paper was published on 1905 November 21. "Nova" episode, Einstein's Big Idea, premieres on PBS television on October 11 at 8:00 p.m. EDST (check local listings for time and channel in your area).

* 2005 Sept. 22, 6:23 p.m. EDST - Autumnal Equinox - Beginning of Autumn season in the Northern Hemisphere of Earth.

* 2005 Sept. 17 - Chatham Village gets historic designation: National Historic Landmark.
Financed in the 1930s by the Buhl Foundation.

* 2005 Sept. 14 - South Hills Backyard Astronomers Alert:
Auroras may be visible in night sky due to large Sunspot group

* 2005 September 14: Current news articles about proposed "North Shore Connector" rapid transit extension
project, which could include demolition of a warehouse currently storing historic
Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts, including the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2005 Sept. 7:
Curtain goes up on RAD cultural funding By Bill Zlatos
"The (RAD) board praised the financial progress of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts while questioning the finances of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh."

* 2005 August 30 - News Release:
Children's Museum Attempts Attracting Early Teens To Boost Revenue
Better Way to Increase Attendance: Return Historic Buhl Planetarium Artifacts

* 2005 July 7 - Beware the Mars Hoax

* 2005 August 25 - 170 Years Ago...The Great Moon Hoax of 1835!

Link 1 *** Link 2

* 2005 JULY 26 - News Release:
PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY DESIGNATES BUHL PLANETARIUM A HISTORIC LANDMARK;
AMERICA'S SPACE SHUTTLE RETURNS TO SPACE WITHIN SAME HOUR

* Summer Solstice Questions and Answers for 2005 June 21:
What is the significance of the "Summer Solstice?
Why do our days get longer until June 21, then they get shorter?

* 2005 June 20 - NASA:
Moon Illusion: Why does the Moon look so large when it is low in the sky?

***

Public Hearing Before the Council of the City of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss)
2005 July 13

Media Coverage

Official City Hearing Notice *** Public Notice *** News Release

From the Pittsburgh City Paper - 2005 July 13:
Hope Springs More Than Eternal for Buhl Advocate
Writer: CHARLIE DEITCH
[Note one typo in the article: In the first sentence "June 13" should be "July 13."]

Media attendance at hearing: Ed Blazina of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Jeff Check of WDUQ-FM 90.5 MHz [National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate]. Glenn A. Walsh was interviewed, after the hearing, by Mr. Check for WDUQ.

Other media coverage: News item about the upcoming hearing aired on All-News Radio KQV-AM 1410 KHz during morning drive-time [Glenn A. Walsh heard it at about 8:25 a.m. (EDST)] on Wednesday morning, July 13, 2005.

General Public Hearing Attendance

City Council: Gene Ricciardi (President of Council), James Motznick (President Pro Tempore of Council), Luke Ravenstahl (represents District 1 - Pittsburgh's North Side), Bill Peduto (Chairman of Council's Committee on General Services, Technology and the Arts, responsible for City lands and buildings).

City Clerk's Staff: Mary Beth (Bea) Doheny (Deputy City Clerk), legal stenographer (contracted).

Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh: Michael Eversmeyer (Chairman of Commission), Angelique Bamberg (Historic Preservation Planner), Maria Burgwin (Commission Staff Member).

Neither the official owner of the Buhl Planetarium building (the City of Pittsburgh, represented by the City Administration), nor the current tenant of the building (the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh) sent a representative to this public hearing.

Ms. Bamberg presented a short synopsis of the history of Buhl Planetarium, to City Council, as well as the official recommendation of the Historic Review Commission supporting (by a unanimous vote) the designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science as a City-Designated Historic Structure. Mr. Eversmeyer also made a short statement regarding the Commission's affirmative recommendation for the historic nomination of Buhl Planetarium.

There was a short discussion regarding the fact that the City Administration (which administers ownership of the building for the City of Pittsburgh) had never taken an official position on the historic nomination, and, in fact, no administration official had attended any of the previous public hearings (three public hearings before the Historic Review Commission and one public hearing before the City Planning Commission). Ms. Bamberg said that the City Administration usually allows the public process, for each historic nomination, to go forward so the public's reaction to each nomination receives the most attention. Councilman Jim Motznick commented that, considering that there had been four previous public hearings over the last six months on this issue, the City Administration had ample opportunity to make its views public; hence, it must be assumed that the Administration does not object to the nomination.

Although the Children's Museum did not send a representative to this public hearing, Chris Siefert, Project Director for the Children's Museum, had testified at the February 2 hearing before the Historic Review Commission that the Children's Museum supports the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

At the July 13 hearing, City Council President Gene Ricciardi publicly announced his support for the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Verbal Statements

(In actual order of speaking) Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Cynthia Dietrich, Harry Liller, Walter Kidney (Architectural Historian on behalf of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation), Yvonne F. Brown, and Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer).
(Note: The official printed speakers' list was not followed completely. And, in fact, even though Mr. Smith had been the first person to pre-register to speak, his name was missing from the official speakers' list! Here is the order of speakers, from the official speakers' list: Harry Liller, Cynthia Dietrich, Walter Kidney, Yvonne F. Brown, and Glenn A. Walsh.)

All spoke in support of the original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science being declared a City-Designated Historic Structure. No one spoke in opposition to the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Letters of Support Also Submitted to Pittsburgh City Council (attached to Mr. Walsh's prepared text):

Marguerite Atria *** Nan Cattell *** Kirk Davies *** Francis G. Graham *** Wayne E. Gondella

Walter Kidney
(Architectural Historian on behalf of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation)

Truman P. Kohman *** Cyane Lowden *** Jordan Marche *** Clark C. McClelland *** Barry M. Mitnick

Pat O'Hare *** Virginia Peden *** Stephen D. Pietzak *** Gregg Podnar *** George E. Reder, II

Katherine Roolf *** Yuri A. Saito-Loftus *** Richard Sanderson *** David Topper

***

From MSNBC.COM - 2005 July 13, 2:49 p.m. ET:
NASA calls off shuttle launch
Faulty fuel tank sensor, not weather, causes postponement

By Alan Boyle, Science editor

* Summer Solstice Questions and Answers for 2005 June 21:
What is the significance of the "Summer Solstice?
Why do our days get longer until June 21, then they get shorter?

* 2005 June 20 - NASA:
Moon Illusion: Why does the Moon look so large when it is low in the sky?

From New Scientist Magazine (NewScientist.com news service) - 2005 June 14:
Most Earth-like exoplanet yet is discovered By Hazel Muir

California & Carnegie Planet Search Project discovers smallest planet yet found outside of Earth's Solar System.

From "Forum" column of the Planetarian - 2005 June,
Quarterly Journal of the International Planetarium Society -
"Forum" question for this issue:
Question: How realistic is President Bush's new Space Initiative? Will astronaut safety issues hold NASA back from achieving the initiative's stated goals of establishing a base on the Moon and Mars, or will it forge ahead and view this as its new reason for being, for which the Agency has been searching these last few decades?
Answer of Glenn A. Walsh, Planetarium Lecturer 1988-1991, original Buhl Planetarium, Pittsburgh
Answer includes argument for aggressive, manned, commercial space program.
Other "Forum" Articles From The Planetarian

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 8:
North Side theater grant approved

$1 million State grant accepted by City for renovation of Hazlett Theatre in Carnegie Hall on the North Side, near Buhl Planetarium.

From The Daily News, McKeesport PA - 2005 June 7:
Revenue up for RAD in first quarter By Patrick Cloonan

Includes discussion regarding continuing deficits of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, in second-to-last paragraph.

Public Notice - 2005 May 26:
Solar Eclipse Reports Web Page: Hybrid Total/Annular Solar Eclipse of 2005 April 8
Observed as Very Slight Partial Solar Eclipse at Christine Alley Observatory, East Pittsburgh PA
Chief Observer: Francis G. Graham, Kent State University Professor of Physics and Astronomy
and Friends of the Zeiss Steering Committee member

Public Notice - 2005 May 23:
New Book: Theaters of Time and Space
American Planetaria, 1930-1970

By Jordan D. MarchÈ II

Discusses the beginning of planetarium theaters in America, with some emphasis on the first five major American planetaria built in the 1930s, including Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

Ten Years Ago ... - 2005 May 18:
Discussion of the events surrounding the 1995 May 18 public hearing before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding the proposed sale of historic Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 18:
Hillenbrand to lead Carnegie By Kurt Shaw, Tribune-Review Art Critic

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 18:
Committed to culture: New director David Hillenbrand has high hopes for Carnegie Museums
By Johnna A. Pro

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 13:
State grant benefits North Side theater By Tony LaRussa
Regarding Hazlett Theatre in Carnegie Hall, next to Buhl Planetarium.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 12:
Bubbling with ideas By Allison M. Heinrichs
NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke gives autograph to sixth-grade award winner.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 11:
Former Bayer exec to head Carnegie
Worked in Pittsburgh for eight years

By Marylynne Pitz
New President chosen for Carnegie Institute/Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 11:
State pledges funds for Hazlett Theater renovations
By Marylynne Pitz
Regarding Hazlett Theatre in Carnegie Hall, next to Buhl Planetarium.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 5:
Space station astronaut gives pupils the view from the top
By M. Ferguson Tinsley
NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke visits Word of God Elementary School. Swissvale PA.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 5:
Astronaut Fincke brings space station tales home for the young
By Laura Pace
NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke visits Neil Armstrong Middle School, Bethel Park PA.

From The Almanac of Pittsburgh's South Hills - 2005 May 4:
Astronaut talks of life in space By Lori Humphreys
NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke visits Neil Armstrong Middle School, Bethel Park PA.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 4:
Historic designation OK'd for Buhl building (By Violet Law)
Sixth News Brief [of 22 News Briefs] on web page.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 April 27:
Awards for Excellence announced By Ron DaParma

Annual awards ceremony, sponsored by The Carnegie Science Center; conducted in The Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. Emsworth, Pennsylvania native and NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits his visits to the original Buhl Planetarium for his decision to become an astronaut, delivered the keynote address at the 2005 April 27 event.

Solar Eclipse Report - 2005 April 9:
Partial Solar Eclipse: 2005 April 8 - Christine Alley Observatory, East Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Observer: Francis G. Graham
Kent State University Professor & Friends of the Zeiss Steering Committee member

From Science News On-Line - 2005 March 26:
Alien Light: Extrasolar planets are detected in new way Ron Cowen
Regards research looking for new planets orbiting other stars,
partally supported by the Carnegie Institution of Washington (D.C.).

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 23:
Scholars reconstructing dinosaur at K.C.'s Union Station
Planetarium also recently reopened.
By The Associated Press

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 19:
TV Notes: Crawley's 'Cat Poems'
Last paragraph: Astronaut Mike Fincke on Star Trek

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 17:
Weekly Column - "You Had to Ask !"
What's inside the dome on top of the Keenan Building located on the corner of Seventh and Liberty Downtown?
It looks like a prime spot for a loft apartment, or a mad scientist's laboratory.

Question submitted by: Mike Orban (who had been Manager of the Miniature Railroad and Village
at the original Buhl Planetarium), Allison Park
Writer: CHRIS POTTER

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 17:
Science author connects with children without being 'teachy'
By Karen MacPherson

From "Forum" column of the Planetarian - 2005 March,
Quarterly Journal of the International Planetarium Society -
"Forum" question for this issue:

What are your favorite constellations to point out during a live sky tour and why? How do you describe them to your audience in a way that's different from the norm?
Answer of Glenn A. Walsh, Planetarium Lecturer 1988-1991, original Buhl Planetarium, Pittsburgh
Other "Forum" Articles From The Planetarian

From StarTrek.com - 2005 March 10:
Production Report: Final Enterprise Episode Wraps

International Space Station Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium for his interest in becoming an astronaut, will play an engineer on the scheduled [for broadcast in May] final episode of the UPN Television series, Star Trek: Enterprise. In Pittsburgh, the program airs weekly at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday on WNPA-TV 19; at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday on WWCP-TV 8 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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Primary Public Hearing Before the
Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science,
Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss
2005 March 2

Meeting Agenda

Friends of the Zeiss Attendance:

Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer), Cynthia Dietrich, and Harry Liller; all testified. Also, Katherine Roolf and Marguerite Atria, who could not attend the hearing, submitted letters of testimony.

Chris Siefert, Project Director of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh attended hearing, but did not testify.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Glenn A. Walsh: Statement Text *** Large-Print Version

Letters of Testimony: Katherine Roolf *** Marguerite Atria

Media Coverage:

Two actualities, from March 1 interview with Glenn A. Walsh by KQV-AM 1410 City Hall beat reporter Elaine Effort, broadcast throughout March 2 on KQV-AM 1410 Newsradio.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 2:
North Side
Historic status eyed for planetarium
(Fourth news story on web page with eight regional news briefs.)

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From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 2:
North Side
Historic status eyed for planetarium
(Fourth news story on web page with eight regional news briefs.)


Henry Buhl, Jr., co-founder of the Boggs and Buhl Department Store in
Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh's North Side), created the bequest to form
the Buhl Foundation which funded construction of The Buhl Planetarium and
and Institute of Popular Science in 1939 and funded operations until 1982.

* 2006 March 28 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
A revival for Strawbridge store?
Center City retail boom bodes well for the site at Eighth and Market

By Henry J. Holcomb

* 2006 March 26 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Advertisers' woes spill over onto newspapers By Stacey Burling

* 2006 March 24 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Changing Skyline | Dignified Strawbridge's deserves to be preserved By Inga Saffron

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 1:
'Kaufmann's is gone,' analyst predicts By Rick Stouffer
The Federated-May deal: Will it work?
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh -
2005 February 27: Report: Federated stores to buy May for $10.4 billion
2005 February 28: Mega buyout:
Lazarus-Macy's owner acquiring Kaufmann's parent for $11 billion

By Teresa Lindeman
2005 March 1: Kaufmann's likely to lose its name in huge department store deal
Most stores to be called Macy's
By Teresa F. Lindeman
2005 March 1: Arts groups, charities fear effects of losing Kaufmann's By Dan Fitzpatrick
2005 March 2: Letters to the editor: 3/2/05
Changing the Kaufmann's name would be a mistake
2005 March 2: Antitrust issues unlikely to thwart deal for Kaufmann's parent
By Teresa F. Lindeman
2005 March 3: Editorial:
Keep the name / To Pittsburgh, it will always be Kaufmann's
2005 March 3: Will merger save department stores?
Stylish niche shops grabbing sales from dowdy competitors

By Mackenzie Carpenter

Articles discuss end of last major Pittsburgh department store name; another major Pittsburgh department store was Boggs and Buhl, on the North Side, which closed in 1958.


From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 22:
Children's Museum celebrates return of pendulum By Candy Williams
Foucault Pendulum returns to full operation as Children's Museum of Pittsburgh exhibit, in original 1939 installation in The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 21:
Foucault pendulum helps us get the drift of Earth's spin By Lillian Thomas
Celebration planned for 2005 February 23, regarding reinstallation of the Foucault Pendulum in Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, for display as an exhibit of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 23:
Man on a mission: Sewickley Academy graduate always wanted to go into space
By Jill Cueni-Cohen

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 21:
Back home, astronaut recalls 'great experience'
A positive attitude despite food shortages, balky equipment

By Byron Spice

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 14:
Astronaut returns home By Rick Wills

International Space Station Astronaut Mike Fincke credits original Buhl Planetarium for his decision to become an astronaut.

From the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 3:
Nomination of the Buhl Planetarium Building to be a City Historic Structure

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 February 3:
Oakland Square backed for historic status By Mark Belko

Includes a few paragraphs regarding the Preliminary Determination Hearing, before the Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh, for the nomination of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science to be designated a historic landmark.

From SFSU Magazine, San Francisco State University, San Francisco - Fall/Winter 2003
She Has Star Power
Planet Hunter Returns to Campus

By Jennifer Roolf
Article on Astronomer Debra Fischer, part of the the California and Carnegie Planet Search Project, partially funded by the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The article author is a former volunteer, in the mid-1980s, at Pittsburgh's Buhl Science Center [1980s "modernized" name for The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science] who is now [2005 January] taking an Astronomy class taught by Debra Fischer.

Annual News Updates for 2004 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

Critique - 2004 November 13:
Critique of newly-expanded complex, called the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Including The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building
By Glenn A. Walsh


Transit of the Planet Venus Across Image of Sun - 2004 June 8
Friends of the Zeiss sponsored the only observing session of this historic event
in Allegheny County, open to the general public, in conjunction with
the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline:

Images and Information Regarding Pittsburgh's Only Public Observing Session
of the Historic Transit of Venus - 2004 June 8, Sponsored by Friends of the Zeiss

From The Pitt News, Official Student Newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Transit lifts eyes and spirits
By Adam Fleming, Managing Editor

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Look! Up in the sky ... By Gwen Arbuckle

From the Pittsburgh Trib p.m., Pittsburgh - 2004 June 8:
Pittsburghers watch Venus cross the sun By Gwen Arbuckle
(Cover Story in Afternoon Tabloid Newspaper)

News Release - 2004 June 3:
SAFE PUBLIC VIEWING OF RARE ASTRONOMICAL EVENT WITH
8-INCH REFLECTOR TELESCOPE AT DUQUESNE INCLINE OBSERVATION DECK


News Releases, Public Notices

* 2005 Oct. 25 - News Release:
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM SHOWS DISINTEREST WHEN RAD
POINTS-OUT HIGH ADMINISTRATION & DEPRECIATION COSTS

* 2005 August 30 - News Release:
Children's Museum Attempts Attracting Early Teens To Boost Revenue
Better Way to Increase Attendance: Return Historic Buhl Planetarium Artifacts

* 2005 JULY 26 - News Release:
PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY DESIGNATES BUHL PLANETARIUM A HISTORIC LANDMARK;
AMERICA'S SPACE SHUTTLE RETURNS TO SPACE WITHIN SAME HOUR

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Public Hearing Before the Council of the City of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss)
2005 July 13

Media Coverage

Official City Hearing Notice *** Public Notice *** News Release

From the Pittsburgh City Paper - 2005 July 13:
Hope Springs More Than Eternal for Buhl Advocate
Writer: CHARLIE DEITCH
[Note one typo in the article: In the first sentence "June 13" should be "July 13."]

Media attendance at hearing: Ed Blazina of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Jeff Check of WDUQ-FM 90.5 MHz [National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate]. Glenn A. Walsh was interviewed, after the hearing, by Mr. Check for WDUQ.

Other media coverage: News item about the upcoming hearing aired on All-News Radio KQV-AM 1410 KHz during morning drive-time [Glenn A. Walsh heard it at about 8:25 a.m. (EDST)] on Wednesday morning, July 13, 2005.

General Public Hearing Attendance

City Council: Gene Ricciardi (President of Council), James Motznick (President Pro Tempore of Council), Luke Ravenstahl (represents District 1 - Pittsburgh's North Side), Bill Peduto (Chairman of Council's Committee on General Services, Technology and the Arts, responsible for City lands and buildings).

City Clerk's Staff: Mary Beth (Bea) Doheny (Deputy City Clerk), legal stenographer (contracted).

Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh: Michael Eversmeyer (Chairman of Commission), Angelique Bamberg (Historic Preservation Planner), Maria Burgwin (Commission Staff Member).

Neither the official owner of the Buhl Planetarium building (the City of Pittsburgh, represented by the City Administration), nor the current tenant of the building (the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh) sent a representative to this public hearing.

Ms. Bamberg presented a short synopsis of the history of Buhl Planetarium, to City Council, as well as the official recommendation of the Historic Review Commission supporting (by a unanimous vote) the designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science as a City-Designated Historic Structure. Mr. Eversmeyer also made a short statement regarding the Commission's affirmative recommendation for the historic nomination of Buhl Planetarium.

There was a short discussion regarding the fact that the City Administration (which administers ownership of the building for the City of Pittsburgh) had never taken an official position on the historic nomination, and, in fact, no administration official had attended any of the previous public hearings (three public hearings before the Historic Review Commission and one public hearing before the City Planning Commission). Ms. Bamberg said that the City Administration usually allows the public process, for each historic nomination, to go forward so the public's reaction to each nomination receives the most attention. Councilman Jim Motznick commented that, considering that there had been four previous public hearings over the last six months on this issue, the City Administration had ample opportunity to make its views public; hence, it must be assumed that the Administration does not object to the nomination.

Although the Children's Museum did not send a representative to this public hearing, Chris Siefert, Project Director for the Children's Museum, had testified at the February 2 hearing before the Historic Review Commission that the Children's Museum supports the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

At the July 13 hearing, City Council President Gene Ricciardi publicly announced his support for the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Verbal Statements

(In actual order of speaking) Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Cynthia Dietrich, Harry Liller, Walter Kidney (Architectural Historian on behalf of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation), Yvonne F. Brown, and Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer).
(Note: The official printed speakers' list was not followed completely. And, in fact, even though Mr. Smith had been the first person to pre-register to speak, his name was missing from the official speakers' list! Here is the order of speakers, from the official speakers' list: Harry Liller, Cynthia Dietrich, Walter Kidney, Yvonne F. Brown, and Glenn A. Walsh.)

All spoke in support of the original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science being declared a City-Designated Historic Structure. No one spoke in opposition to the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Letters of Support Also Submitted to Pittsburgh City Council (attached to Mr. Walsh's prepared text):

Marguerite Atria *** Nan Cattell *** Kirk Davies *** Francis G. Graham *** Wayne E. Gondella

Walter Kidney
(Architectural Historian on behalf of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation)

Truman P. Kohman *** Cyane Lowden *** Jordan Marche *** Clark C. McClelland *** Barry M. Mitnick

Pat O'Hare *** Virginia Peden *** Stephen D. Pietzak *** Gregg Podnar *** George E. Reder, II

Katherine Roolf *** Yuri A. Saito-Loftus *** Richard Sanderson *** David Topper

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News Release - 2005 July 11:
Historic Designation of Buhl Planetarium
Subject of July 13 Public Hearing Before City Council

Public Notice - 2005 June 24:
Pittsburgh Open Government Amendment
Referendum Petition Drive Begun !
Click Here to learn more about the proposed City Charter Amendment
AND how you can help!

Public Notice - 2005 June 21 ( Summer "Solstice Day"):
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss To Be Designated City Historic Landmark
Public Hearing Before Pittsburgh City Council (which will make final designation decision)
Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 1:30 p.m. (EDST)
City Council Chamber, Fifth Floor of City-County Building
Grant Street at Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pre-registration to speak at hearing is requested; register by calling: 412-255-2138.

For those who cannot attend hearing, short letters of support can be sent to:
< landmarknom@planetarium.cc >; all such letters will be submitted to City Council at the public hearing.
Click Here to read official City hearing notice.
Click Here to read News Release.
More Information - Call: 412-561-7876 or E-Mail: < landmarknom@planetarium.cc >

Official City of Pittsburgh Hearing Notice:

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 -
1:30 P.M. - PUBLIC HEARING - Bill No. 1438 - Resolution providing for the designation
as a Historic Structure under Section 513 of Chapter 1007 of the Code of Ordinances
that certain structure known as the former Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular
Science Building, located at in Allegheny Square, block and lot number 023-R-103,
in the 22nd Ward, City of Pittsburgh.

Summer Solstice Questions and Answers for 2005 June 21:
What is the significance of the "Summer Solstice?
Why do our days get longer until June 21, then they get shorter?

Moon Illusion: Why does the Moon look so large when it is low in the sky?

Public Notice - 2005 June 5 -
New Web Page regarding the History of Buhl Planetarium:
Amateur Science Clubs at Buhl Planetarium

Public Notice - 2005 May 26:
Solar Eclipse Reports Web Page: Hybrid Total/Annular Solar Eclipse of 2005 April 8
Observed as Very Slight Partial Solar Eclipse at Christine Alley Observatory, East Pittsburgh PA
Chief Observer: Francis G. Graham, Kent State University Professor of Physics and Astronomy
and Friends of the Zeiss Steering Committee member

Public Notice - 2005 May 23:
New Book: Theaters of Time and Space
American Planetaria, 1930-1970

By Jordan D. MarchÈ II

Discusses the beginning of planetarium theaters in America, with some emphasis on the first five major American planetaria built in the 1930s, including Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

Ten Years Ago ... - 2005 May 18:
Discussion of the events surrounding the 1995 May 18 public hearing before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding the proposed sale of historic Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts

Solar Eclipse Reports - 2005 May 10:
Hybrid Total/Annular Solar Eclipse - 2005 April 8
Observed as Very Slight Partial Solar Eclipse at Christine Alley Observatory, East Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Observer: Francis G. Graham, Kent State University Professor of Physics and Astronomy
and Friends of the Zeiss Steering Committee member --
Report 1: 2005 April 9 *** Report 2: 2005 April 22
Photograph at Maximum Eclipse in East Pittsburgh PA
(Moon seen as tiny "nibble" on right side of solar disk)

Public Notice - 2005 May 9:
REMINDER: NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke on
Star Trek: Enterprise Series Finale on Friday 9:00 p.m.

International Space Station Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium for his interest in becoming an astronaut, will play an engineer on the scheduled final episode of the UPN Television series, Star Trek: Enterprise. In Pittsburgh, this final episode will air at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2005 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2005 on WNPA-TV 19. Note on both days, the second-to-last episode airs the previous hour [i.e. 8:00 p.m. Friday and 3:00 p.m. Saturday]. Click here to read an article from StarTrek.com regarding this final episode, and Mike Fincke's walk-on part.
Photograph of NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke

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Buhl Planetarium Nominated by
Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

Public Notice - 2005 April 30:
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Designated City Historic Landmark
Public Hearing Before the
City Planning Commission of Pittsburgh:
Tue., May 3, 2005, 2:30 p.m. EDST
First Floor Hearing Room
John P. Robin Civic Building
200 Ross Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
[Corner of Ross Street and Second Avenue]
Meeting Agenda
More info: 412-561-7876 or
< landmarknom@planetarium.cc >

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Buhl Planetarium Nominated by
Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

Public Notice - 2005 April 6:
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Designated City Historic Landmark
Public Hearing Before the
City Planning Commission of Pittsburgh:
Tue., May 3, 2005, after 2:00 p.m. EDST
(exact time of hearing to be posted by last week of April)
First Floor Hearing Room
John P. Robin Civic Building
200 Ross Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
[Corner of Ross Street and Second Avenue]
More info: 412-561-7876 or
< landmarknom@planetarium.cc >

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Buhl Planetarium Nominated by
Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

Public Notice - 2005 March 30:
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Designated City Historic Landmark
FINAL Public Hearing Before the
Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh:
Wed., April 6, 2005, 2:10 p.m. EDST

First Floor Hearing Room
John P. Robin Civic Building
200 Ross Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
[Corner of Ross Street and Second Avenue]
More info: 412-561-7876 or
< landmarknom@planetarium.cc >
Meeting Agenda


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Primary Public Hearing Before the
Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science,
Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss
2005 March 2

Meeting Agenda

Friends of the Zeiss Attendance:

Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer), Cynthia Dietrich, and Harry Liller; all testified. Also, Katherine Roolf and Marguerite Atria, who could not attend the hearing, submitted letters of testimony.

Chris Siefert, Project Director of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh attended hearing, but did not testify.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Glenn A. Walsh: Statement Text *** Large-Print Version

Letters of Testimony: Katherine Roolf *** Marguerite Atria

Media Coverage:

Two actualities, from March 1 interview with Glenn A. Walsh by KQV-AM 1410 City Hall beat reporter Elaine Effort, broadcast throughout March 2 on KQV-AM 1410 Newsradio.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 2:
North Side
Historic status eyed for planetarium
(Fourth news story on web page with eight regional news briefs.)

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Public Notice - 2005 March 2:
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Designated City Historic Landmark
FINAL Public Hearing Before the
Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh:
Wed., April 6, 2005, after 1:30 p.m. EDST
(exact time of hearing to be announced by mid-March)
First Floor Hearing Room
John P. Robin Civic Building
200 Ross Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
[Corner of Ross Street and Second Avenue]
More info: 412-561-7876 or
< landmarknom@planetarium.cc >

News Release - 2005 February 28:
PROPOSED HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION FOR BUHL PLANETARIUM;
HISTORIC REVIEW COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 2

Public Notice - 2005 February 19:

Buhl Planetarium Nominated by
Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

Public Hearing Before the
Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh:
Wed., March 2, 2005, 3:25 p.m. EST

First Floor Hearing Room
John P. Robin Civic Building
200 Ross Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
[Corner of Ross Street and Second Avenue]
More info: 412-561-7876 or
< landmarknom@planetarium.cc >

Public Notice - 2005 February 15:

Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

Public Hearing: Wed., March 2, 2005
Before the Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh
First Floor Hearing Room, John P. Robin Civic Building
200 Ross Street [Corner of Ross Street and Second Avenue}, Downtown Pittsburgh
More info: 412-561-7876 or < landmarknom@planetarium.cc >

Public Notice - 2005 January 21:
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

Link to Nomination Application, in its entirety [including links to all six appendices].
First Public Hearing: Wed., Feb. 2, 2005. 2:30 p.m.

Public Notice - 2005 January 13
Buhl Planetarium Nominated by Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

Link to Nomination Application, in its entirety [including links to all six appendices].
[Date of Application Cover Letter: 2004 December 29]

Annual News Updates for 2004 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

Critique - 2004 November 13:
Critique of newly-expanded complex, called the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Including The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building
By Glenn A. Walsh


Public Statements

Public Statement - 2005 September 6:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding Proposed Sale of City Park Land

Also see news articles on this issue.

* 2005 October 24 - Public Statement -
Before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District -
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM SHOWS DISINTEREST WHEN RAD
POINTS-OUT HIGH ADMINISTRATION & DEPRECIATION COSTS:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
See also News Release

* 2005 August 29 - Public Statement -
Before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District:
Children's Museum Attempts Attracting Early Teens To Boost Revenue
Better Way to Increase Attendance: Return Historic Buhl Planetarium Artifacts

See also News Release

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Public Hearing Before the Council of the City of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss)
2005 July 13

Media Coverage

Official City Hearing Notice *** Public Notice *** News Release

From the Pittsburgh City Paper - 2005 July 13:
Hope Springs More Than Eternal for Buhl Advocate
Writer: CHARLIE DEITCH
[Note one typo in the article: In the first sentence "June 13" should be "July 13."]

Media attendance at hearing: Ed Blazina of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Jeff Check of WDUQ-FM 90.5 MHz [National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate]. Glenn A. Walsh was interviewed, after the hearing, by Mr. Check for WDUQ.

Other media coverage: News item about the upcoming hearing aired on All-News Radio KQV-AM 1410 KHz during morning drive-time [Glenn A. Walsh heard it at about 8:25 a.m. (EDST)] on Wednesday morning, July 13, 2005.

General Public Hearing Attendance

City Council: Gene Ricciardi (President of Council), James Motznick (President Pro Tempore of Council), Luke Ravenstahl (represents District 1 - Pittsburgh's North Side), Bill Peduto (Chairman of Council's Committee on General Services, Technology and the Arts, responsible for City lands and buildings).

City Clerk's Staff: Mary Beth (Bea) Doheny (Deputy City Clerk), legal stenographer (contracted).

Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh: Michael Eversmeyer (Chairman of Commission), Angelique Bamberg (Historic Preservation Planner), Maria Burgwin (Commission Staff Member).

Neither the official owner of the Buhl Planetarium building (the City of Pittsburgh, represented by the City Administration), nor the current tenant of the building (the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh) sent a representative to this public hearing.

Ms. Bamberg presented a short synopsis of the history of Buhl Planetarium, to City Council, as well as the official recommendation of the Historic Review Commission supporting (by a unanimous vote) the designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science as a City-Designated Historic Structure. Mr. Eversmeyer also made a short statement regarding the Commission's affirmative recommendation for the historic nomination of Buhl Planetarium.

There was a short discussion regarding the fact that the City Administration (which administers ownership of the building for the City of Pittsburgh) had never taken an official position on the historic nomination, and, in fact, no administration official had attended any of the previous public hearings (three public hearings before the Historic Review Commission and one public hearing before the City Planning Commission). Ms. Bamberg said that the City Administration usually allows the public process, for each historic nomination, to go forward so the public's reaction to each nomination receives the most attention. Councilman Jim Motznick commented that, considering that there had been four previous public hearings over the last six months on this issue, the City Administration had ample opportunity to make its views public; hence, it must be assumed that the Administration does not object to the nomination.

Although the Children's Museum did not send a representative to this public hearing, Chris Siefert, Project Director for the Children's Museum, had testified at the February 2 hearing before the Historic Review Commission that the Children's Museum supports the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

At the July 13 hearing, City Council President Gene Ricciardi publicly announced his support for the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Verbal Statements

(In actual order of speaking) Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Cynthia Dietrich, Harry Liller, Walter Kidney (Architectural Historian on behalf of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation), Yvonne F. Brown, and Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer).
(Note: The official printed speakers' list was not followed completely. And, in fact, even though Mr. Smith had been the first person to pre-register to speak, his name was missing from the official speakers' list! Here is the order of speakers, from the official speakers' list: Harry Liller, Cynthia Dietrich, Walter Kidney, Yvonne F. Brown, and Glenn A. Walsh.)

All spoke in support of the original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science being declared a City-Designated Historic Structure. No one spoke in opposition to the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Letters of Support Also Submitted to Pittsburgh City Council (attached to Mr. Walsh's prepared text):

Marguerite Atria *** Nan Cattell *** Kirk Davies *** Francis G. Graham *** Wayne E. Gondella

Walter Kidney
(Architectural Historian on behalf of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation)

Truman P. Kohman *** Cyane Lowden *** Jordan Marche *** Clark C. McClelland *** Barry M. Mitnick

Pat O'Hare *** Virginia Peden *** Stephen D. Pietzak *** Gregg Podnar *** George E. Reder, II

Katherine Roolf *** Yuri A. Saito-Loftus *** Richard Sanderson *** David Topper

***

Public Statement - 2005 July 12:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh before Pittsburgh City Council
regarding July 13 public hearing on proposed historic designation of
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

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Public Hearing Before, and Recommendation Vote By,
the City Planning Commission of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss)
2005 May 3

Meeting Agenda

Media Coverage:
From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 4:
Historic designation OK'd for Buhl building (By Violet Law)
Sixth News Brief [of 22 News Briefs] on web page.
ALSO, Jon Wilson Smith and Glenn A. Walsh were interviewed by KQV-AM Newsradio.

Friends of the Zeiss Attendance:

Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer), and Les Ludwig (Candidate in the Democratic Party Primary for Mayor of Pittsburgh) attended and testified in favor of the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Glenn A. Walsh: Statement Text *** Large-Print Version

Letters of Testimony Also Submitted to the City Planning Commission:

Katherine Roolf *** George E. Reder, II *** Marguerite Atria *** Virginia Peden

Although Chris Siefert, Project Director for the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, had attended the first two (of three) public hearings before the Historic Review Commission on this proposed historic designation (and testified at the first hearing in February, stating the Children's Museum's support of the nomination), there was no Children's Museum representation at this hearing.

Preceding the public testimony, Pittsburgh Historic Preservation Planner Angelique Bamberg presented the Historic Review Commission staff's appraisal of the historic nomination and the positive recommendation of the Historic Review Commission. She stated that the staff found that The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science met three (of a possible ten) of the Historic Review Commission's criteria for historic designation (only meeting one criterion is necessary for historic designation) --

Criterion number 3: Its exemplification of an architectural type, style or design distinguished by innovation, rarity, uniqueness, or overall quality of design, detail, materials, or craftsmanship;

Criterion number 4: Its identification as the work of an architect, designer, engineer, or builder whose individual work is significant in the history or development of the City of Pittsburgh, the State of Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic region, or the United States;

Criterion number 10: Its unique location and distinctive physical appearance or presence representing an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood, community, or the City of Pittsburgh.

Following this presentation and the public testimony, the City Planning Commission voted, unanimously, to recommend historic designation of Buhl Planetarium to Pittsburgh City Council.

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Final Public Hearing Before, and Recommendation Vote By
the Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science,
Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss
2005 April 6

Meeting Agenda

Friends of the Zeiss Attendance:

Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer), Yvonne F. Brown, and Harry Liller; all testified except Mr. Smith, who was ill. Also, George E. Reder, II, who could not attend the hearing, submitted a letter of testimony.

Although Chris Siefert, Project Director for the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, had attended the two previous public hearings before the Historic Review Commission (and testified at the first hearing in February), there was no Children's Museum representation at this hearing.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Glenn A. Walsh: Statement Text *** Large-Print Version

Letter of Testimony: George E. Reder, II, Chief Warrant Officer - Two, U.S. Army, Nike Nuclear Weapons Custodian

Following the public testimony, Pittsburgh Historic Preservation Planner Angelique Bamberg presented the staff's appraisal of the historic nomination and recommendation to the Historic Review Commission. She stated that the staff found that The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science met three (of a possible ten) of the Commission's criteria for historic designation (only meeting one criterion is necessary for historic designation) --

Criterion number 3: Its exemplification of an architectural type, style or design distinguished by innovation, rarity, uniqueness, or overall quality of design, detail, materials, or craftsmanship;

Criterion number 4: Its identification as the work of an architect, designer, engineer, or builder whose individual work is significant in the history or development of the City of Pittsburgh, the State of Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic region, or the United States;

Criterion number 10: Its unique location and distinctive physical appearance or presence representing an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood, community, or the City of Pittsburgh.

Following this presentation, Commission Chairman Michael D. Eversmeyer said that he seconds the staff's judgment on the three criteria. Then the Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh voted UNANIMOUSLY to recommend, to Pittsburgh City Council, that The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science be declared a City-Designated Historic Structure. Commissioner William Barron made the motion for this recommendation; the motion was seconded by Commissioner Linda Metropulos. The vote was 4-0 with the following Commissioners voting in favor: Michael D. Eversmeyer, AIA - Chairman, Ronald S. Graziano - Secretary, Linda Metropulos, and William Barron.

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Primary Public Hearing Before the
Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh
Regarding Historic Designation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science,
Proposed by Friends of the Zeiss
2005 March 2

Meeting Agenda

Friends of the Zeiss Attendance:

Jon Wilson Smith (Nominator), Glenn A. Walsh (Application Preparer), Cynthia Dietrich, and Harry Liller; all testified. Also, Katherine Roolf and Marguerite Atria, who could not attend the hearing, submitted letters of testimony.

Chris Siefert, Project Director of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh attended hearing, but did not testify.

Friends of the Zeiss Testimony --

Glenn A. Walsh: Statement Text *** Large-Print Version

Letters of Testimony: Katherine Roolf *** Marguerite Atria

Media Coverage:

Two actualities, from March 1 interview with Glenn A. Walsh by KQV-AM 1410 City Hall beat reporter Elaine Effort, broadcast throughout March 2 on KQV-AM 1410 Newsradio.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 2:
North Side
Historic status eyed for planetarium
(Fourth news story on web page with eight regional news briefs.)

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Friends of the Zeiss Public Hearing Statement:
Preliminary Determination Hearing Before the
Historic Review Commission Regarding the Nomination of
Buhl Planetarium to be a Historic Landmark - 2005 February 2
Meeting Agenda
Friends of the Zeiss Statement:
Statement Text *** Large-Print Version


Correspondence

2005 Sept. 13 - Letter to KYW 1060 Newsradio (Philadelphia) Vice President and General Manager David Yadgaroff, from Glenn A. Walsh, congratulating KYW on 40 years of all-news radio broadcasting.

2005 June 30: Letter (Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested), with addendum, to new Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh President Mr. David M. Hillenbrand from Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh.

2005 June 21 [ Summer "Solstice Day"]: Listsever Electronic Mail message [through the new Friends-of-the-Zeiss Listserver] regarding the Buhl Planetarium Historic Designation Hearing before Pittsburgh City Council on 2005 July 13.

2005 May 27: Letter to M. Elaine Wagner from Glenn A. Walsh, regarding research about a Buhl Planetarium mural painted by Eva Mirabal.

2005 February 22: Letter to Paul S. Korol from Glenn A. Walsh, thanking Mr. Korol for allowing reprint of Boggs and Buhl Department Store history article on History of Buhl Planetarium web site.


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